U2’s new album written

Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois involved again

U2’s new album has been written, according to producer Daniel Lanois.

The LP, due for release in 2008, will be the follow-up to 2004’s ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.

Speaking about the new record, Lanois said: “We’ve been invited as writers this time. I did three writing sessions with (Brian) Eno and U2– one in Fez Morocco; two in France…the record’s kind of making itself.”

Footage from the band rehearsing songs from the new album are set to be included in the forthcoming Lanois documentary ’Here Is What Is’.

Speaking about this Lanois told Rolling Stone : “It just seemed to make sense there and I didn’t want to take advantage of those guys. They’re so kind to me.

“They’re saying : ‘Lanois, you’re going to show us recording and we haven’t even put out a record, c’mon’. I said, ‘Aw, please. We’re not going to give away anything and besides we’ve got 25 years together, throw me a biscuit.’”